Oklahoma native Mandy Cole is beginning her first season as a member of The University of Tulsa softball staff. Cole spent the previous three years as the head coach at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kan.
In three years as the head coach for the Lady Grizzlies, Cole turned a program around from 9-34 her first season to 37-15 with a second place finish in the Jayhawk Conference the next season. Butler won 35 games in 2003, with five players earning All-Region IV honors and four players earning All-Jayhawk Conference honors.
A native of Broken Arrow, Okla., Cole went to Butler after three seasons as the assistant coach at Cowley County Community College. During her three seasons at Cowley, the Lady Tigers won two Jayhawk East Conference Championships and in 2001 won the Region VI tournament and a trip to the NJCAA National Tournament in Orlando, FL. During this time the Cowley finished with a record of 129 wins and 27 losses and her pitching staff broke school records in strikeouts, shutouts and earned run average.
As a player, Cole pitched for Connors State College, Warner, Okla., in 1993-94. Following graduation, she continued her education and softball career at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Okla. Cole served one-year as a student assistant coach while earning a bachelor's degree in health and human performances.
Cole is married to Brett Cole. The couple has one daughter, Maci Kae.
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